California Pasta Salad with Artichokes
Its a wonderful choice for summer lunches and can be a side or even a main dish salad.
1 pkg(16 ounces) tri-colored corkscrew pasta
1 bunchfresh broccoli
2carrots, thinly sliced
2 jar(s)(6 1/2 ounces) marinated artichokes
1 largered bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 smallsweet red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cfreshly grated romano cheese
·salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
How to Make California Pasta Salad with Artichokes
- Cook pasta as directed on package. Add broccoli and carrots slices during the last 3-4 minutes of cooking. Rinse with cool water and drain well.
Drain artichokes and save marinade. Set marinade aside.
- Combine all ingredients (except marinade, salt, and pepper, and cheese). Mix well. Add as much of the marinade as you prefer for dressing. Toss all. Top with salt and pepper and cheese. Refrigerate to cool salad. Serve with warm bread.